Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Mini-mart owner charged after staying open past 6pm

File image of a mini-mart operator being warned to close at 6pm.

File image of a mini-mart operator being warned to close at 6pm.

Police are once again reminding citizens that under the current regulations of the Public Health Ordinance, mini-marts are expected to close at 6pm. 

This comes after a 36-year-old woman was arrested on Thursday night at her shop along Orange Flats, Arima. 

A team of officers from the Arima police station, under the supervision of Sgt Ken Ali, received information which led them to the community at about 7.45pm. 

They observed a group of men liming outside a mini-mart. 

The men were confronted and warned about the regulations they were in breach of. 

The group then dispersed. 

The owner of the mini-mart was then questioned. 

After it was realized that she was selling liquor without a license, she was detained and brought to the Arima police station where she was charged. 

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